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Volume 2014 - Number 25

December 5, 2014

News Briefs

Some 1.0 million outstanding borrowers in the Home Affordable Modification Program are eligible for new incentives announced this week by the Treasury Department and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Among other changes, HAMP borrowers will be eligible to earn $5,000 in the sixth year of their modification. The incentive payment is in addition to the $5,000 that has been available to HAMP borrowers that remained current ... [Includes three briefs]

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HUD has announced a 25 basis point cut in FHA premiums, which is slated to take effect in late January. Is your lending shop for or against a cut in FHA premiums?

For. It should help lending volumes.
Against. The private MI sector should take on this risk, not the government.
Too early to say.
I believe the new White House may scuttle the idea so it doesn’t matter.

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